Georgian Style Homes For Chiswick Day Centre Site
Hounslow Planning Committee expected to give go-ahead
The planning application for the redevelopment of the former Chiswick Day Centre into nine Georgian style houses is expected to be given the go-ahead tomorrow (April 3rd) by Hounslow Planning Committee.
The Centre, at Bridge Street, was the subject of controversy when Hounslow Council closed it in 2011 and elderly people and carers had to travel to other areas for respite and community activities.
The application proposes the demolition of the former Chiswick Day Care Centre and the erection of two terraces comprising nine houses fronting Bridge Street and Mills Row. Each would have a garden and a parking space, and one home would have full disabled access.
The developer is proposing to build each family home in 'a multicolour stock brick in a Georgian style'.
One local estate agent said that with the excellent location, he would expect the four-bed houses to achieve between £1.75m and £2m, and the two six-bed houses to achieve between £2.5 m and £3m depending on the size of the gardens and quality of finish.
The project, which would be subject to S106 agreement, and would require an extension of the current CPZ, is reccommended for approval. It requires a change from community to residential use, having been disposed of by the Council to a developer.
Objections from local people to the development included complaints about the loss of community/public use; that the houses would overshadow neighbouring homes, and that development would result in the loss of trees. The Council planning officials responded that no other homes would be overshadowed, trees would be replanted and since the site had been disposed of, no other community uses were feasible, and thus it was acceptable to have a change of use.
April 2, 2014